Tracing Steps have created a dance and drama based movement programme for parents and their children. We can lead structured sessions aimed at children aged 18 months to 4 years to encourage confidence, creativity, agility, balance, fine and gross motor skills, communication and group cohesion.
The children have the chance to learn dance routines, take part in role play, perform stories and play together.Tracing steps lead a number of successful sessions across the Northwest in private nurseries, children's centres and community centres.
We offer 30 minute and 45 minute sessions at nurseries and hold several 45 minute open community preschool sessions across Manchester that you are welcome to come and join. Please see below:
Mondays 4.00-5.00pm Preschool Dance & Drama 3-7 years at De La Salle FC, Lancaster Rd, Salford £3
Fridays 4.00-5.00pm Preschool Drama 3-7 years at Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street, Heywood £3
Fridays 5.00-6.00pm Preschool Street Dance 3-7 years at Heywood Civic, Church Street, Heywood £3
Saturdays 9.30-10.15am Preschool Dance & Drama 3-7 years at Brookside Community Centre, Mainway East, Alkrington, Middleton £3
How we work
Our preschool programme is accesible in many ways. We can offer a 10 week course or sessions that run all year round. We can also offer a FREE introductory taster session to centres to enable you to see how we work and what we can offer your centre.Our sessions are fast paced keeping the children alert and engaged! Lots of the centres we work in ask us to put a mini performance on for family and friends at Christmas or Easter.
‘Children, parents, carers and staff alike have thoroughly enjoyed the dance sessions. Martina’s skill and professionalism is to be applauded, as she brings the best out in all the participants. The children are moving creatively and having fun. Thank you.’
Education Lead Teacher
We started the dance sessions in September and the children thoroughly enjoy them. All the children have progressed in their physical development and look forward to the class every week!’
Owner of a Childcare Centre
‘It is a fantastic success so far. Everyone seems to enjoy it. The different themes used make it fun!! Parents have said the children look forward to it’
Michelle– Private Nursery
‘I thought the dance sessions have been really good for the children they have learnt to work together as a team and as individuals, they have both enjoyed and benefited from the sessions.’
Deborah- Nursery Assistant
Many mothers struggle to juggle both their child’s and their own fitness. Many parents can’t afford childcare and a gym membership.
We are looking at developing the community dance programme to include fitness participation for Mothers by running a Fitness/toning or Zumba class for them while keeping their children busy with a preschool drama, dance and movement class.
This will require two teachers or in a children’s centre can be done with one teacher with the children using the crèche, if possible